Yanno, humans are supposed to be like the pinnacle of social animals – effectively dominating the planet not because we’re the biggest or the strongest or the fastest, but basically because we have thumbs and we’re good at cooperating.

And yet, when it comes to interacting with anyone you don’t already know well, all of that just kind of flies out the window. You forget how talking works. You have no concept of proper etiquette. You kind of just turn into a rock with social anxiety and there’s no one to save you from it.

Luckily, you can always take to the internet and share your weird interactions with the world like these people did.

12. The network

In case you didn’t know…

11. Hamster dance

How do you ever recover from that one?

10. Going up?

I thought it was the start of something beautiful. That’s what I get for believing.

9. Hold me, touch me

Well, did anybody come by to help you out with that?

8. Soup’s on

Soup is more powerful than most of us give it credit for.

7. Surprise!

Well, that taught me more than I wanted to know.

6. Other people’s’ business

You don’t know what you’re getting into, kid.


5. Ruthless efficiency

The problem is it’s probably still gonna work on at least one of them.

Scammer tried to scam 20 random people at once
by infacepalm

4. An intriguing tale

Come on, you gotta tell me more than that.

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by intexts

3. New developments

Look, nobody’s gonna respond to that anyway.


2. The thread

Lots of great ones here.


1. The spoonerism

I do not like the cone of fart.


Like I said, humans don’t know how to human.

What’s the weirdest social interaction you’ve ever had?

Tell us in the comments.